My 15 year old daughter Libbie made this beautiful hat and recieved grand champion at the North Dakota State Fair. Libbie has been knitting since she was 7 years old. She loves to knit patterns like this, she says it keeps things exciting. I gave her this pattern for her Birthday and she finished it within the week. She has made more hats and changed the pattern a bit since this one. She also took part of this pattern and made it into a cover for her Ipod. Libbie and her knitting projects will be with me at some of the local shows this year. More about Libbie here.